Ramblings and cultural musings on travels and life in an engineered landscape.
Monday, August 11, 2008
GR Applebutter Festival October 2007
This post is for my good friend, Michelle Conrow, who is also interested in food festivals, takes these epic morning walks, and shares her pics with us. The following images are few of my favorite food pics culled from my research into food festivals. These are from the Grand Rapids (Ohio) Applebutter Festival, an annual one-day event that draws around 100,000 people into this Maumee River village of around 1000 inhabitants to buy the sweet pioneer treat and a whole lot of other stuff.
Stirring the 55 gallon copper kettle over an open fire.
Filling the bottles with boiling applebutter
the final product
Front Street, Grand Rapids during the February 2008 flood.
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at The Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. My academic background is in English literary studies and history and I hold a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. I am in the process of converting my doctoral dissertation *Foods That Matter: Constructing Place and Community at Food Festivals in Northwest Ohio* into a book manuscript. *Foods That Matter* examines the cultural practices surrounding foods presented at food festivals in Northwest Ohio. Finally, I am the father of two daughters who reluctantly accompany my wife, Michelle, and me on our culinary travels—you come too.